While the Brewers took the series against the Nationals over the weekend, it came at a cost. Tyrone Taylor was injured on Saturday and ended up on the IL. Then, on Sunday, Eduardo Escobar came out of the game with right hamstring tightness. After getting evaluated following the game, the Brewers decided to place Escobar on the 10-day IL due to a strained right hamstring. As a corresponding move, the Brewers recalled IF Pablo Reyes.
INF Eduardo Escobar placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 24, 2021
INF/OF Pablo Reyes recalled from Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/V13UqNsOGQ
Escobar has been a welcome addition to the team. In 21 games on the team, he’s batted .280/.337/.451 with 2 home runs, 8 extra-base hits, and 8 RBI. He has played in every game except one since coming to the Brewers, and that game was the second half of a doubleheader. He has also split time between first and third base in his time with the team. The Brewers do have some depth here, as Luis Urias can play daily again and Rowdy Tellez can take the bulk of the first base starts. The good news is the injury is not too bad, and Adam McCalvy reports that it will be closer to a two-week recovery.
Meanwhile, Pablo Reyes is back with the team for the fifth time this season. Over 38 games played this season, Reyes is batting .214/.267/.268 in 60 PA. Reyes has positional flexibility all over the field, but has just played at second and third base this season.